Glee Season 4 Episode 4 Recap: The Break Up
Oct 06 2012 11:32 am ET
The Lunch Room. Marley had to have free lunch tickets and Jake pointed out that he used to be middle class, but with the recession his mother is now a waitress looking for tips. He also admitted to having dance lessons. I have to guess then his character fills the Puck quota as well as the Mike Chang quota. Blaine and Brittany had a moment where they realized how young they once were as they missed their innocence and their relationships.
Kurt cooked an egg in the kitchen. I'm assuming that Rachel didn't destroy the oven with her fire fiasco last week then. Rachel popped up and explained that Finn didn't even talk to her at all. Kurt took his leave as Finn and Rachel had a private conversation. Finn admitted to only surviving 16 days in the Army, but he accidentally got shot himself in the thigh and was discharged. He left with no confidence. Rachel admitted that plans change and Finn could find a good dream. She suggested that he follow her to her classes to get the full college experience, except for the eating aspect since she probably lacked a meal plan. That or actors/singers/musicians don't eat.
Back to Lima. Santana had a discussion with Brittany. Wait what? We just jump to Santana doing laundry at home. I'll only accept it because I love Santana. She's upset because Kurt got an internship magically using photos of himself. Maybe she should try something similar. Santana tried to say how much she loved college life. Santana admitted that she only did laundry at home so she could visit Brittany. Brittany was yawning because she was reading the Left Behind series. Awkward plotline coming soon.
Kurt tried to talk to Blaine on the phone but it turned out moot as he ended up having to cut him off. Blaine admitted to missing Kurt and everything but Kurt had to be curt. Finn watched Rachel as she thrived at NYADA. He knew that he didn't fit here and the two characters transitioned into emo song. Blaine starting singing "Barely Breathing" with Finn joining in. It was filled with emo shots of sitting down and looking away. I'm surprised one of the NYADA classmates weren't wondering why a giant was just sitting there. The harmonies were odd to hear, but Finn's voice was a welcome return. Blaine decided to poke a random boy on Facebook and immediately got an invite to hang out. Okay, why don't we just put Blaine on Grindr instead? That would have been more realistic.
Rachel told Finn to get changed. The three were going to Callbacks and he couldn't look Ohio. Though this being New York City, personal fashion sense is a good thing and if he wants to look American Eagle no one should fault him. There was a knock on the door and it was Blaine. Rachel reminded us that it was, "just like the good old days."
Callbacks. Blaine was at a loss for words deep in thought. Oh no. He did use Grindr didn't he? Finn, Rachel, and Brody had a slight conversation, but Finn knew exactly was happening. She suggested singing "Give Your Heart a Break" with Finn but he differed to Brody. The crowd had nice conversation hush in the beginning, proving that not a lot of people were fully paying attention to the performance like Finn, Kurt, and Blaine. Brody had a really nice tone to his voice and this was the download of the night. More emo shots of Finn the whole time as the depression kicked in.
Blaine decided to get up and sing, a "special song" and we got the acoustic version of "Teenage Dream" complete with pain and cracks in his voice. I actually wished that more versions were like this where they sounded organic. Maybe less pathetic, but this is in the right direction. Kurt was at a complete loss as well.
Finn had a walk with Rachel and he admitted that he wasn't fit for things in New York. Kurt was confused about Blaine's emotions; he knew something was up with Blaine and Blaine admitted that he was "with someone." I'm really hoping it wasn't sex-sex. Touching maybe? Stress relief? But I still feel awkward thinking that our bright-eyed Blaine, who once was the strong leader of the Warblers is now a desperate bitch to boy-urges and Kurt. This isn't the Blaine (Warbler) Anderson we met back in the day. Finn asked Rachel once about Brody and she admitted they kissed. Our lesson of the week: Facebook Poking can lead to real Poking. As Kurt turned into a crying little girl and walked away the four sang "Don't Speak" as we transition from the park to the apartment. That's gotta be awkward to have to sleep in the same bed as kissers and pokers. I'm not sure but I think of all four, Finn is overreacting and needed an excuse. That and who actually sleeps in a full pajama section anymore, Blaine? The camera cutting was cool as we got bed shots in different segments.
Morning. Finn was shocked by Kurt sitting in a really nice looking chair because he tried to sneak away. Six months ago everything was perfect and now it all fell apart. The two shared a hug before he disappeared; Kurt promised to not say anything to Rachel.
Marley explained to Jake that the "Left Behind Club" was a crazy idea. Random new cheerleader tried to explain that the end-times were near. Oh how I miss Quinn and her drama over this weird religious tinges. Santana walked in and had questions about the whole situation. My biggest question is how random new cheerleader could take over Breadstix. Tina's assistant was hesitant and random new cheerleader decided to trick her. Everyone decided to have a fake rapture, leaving Tina's assistant, Brittany, and Santana behind. Kitty was now a little too much as Marley also was left very uncomfortable. Santana wanted to leave as well, but Brittany admitted to feeling left behind by her.
Bell Ring. Finn came to visit Schue; he needed to talk and was in tears. After the commercial break, Blaine had a conversation with Finn but got cut off by the rest of the club coming in and being happy to see him. Except for Jake and Marley; I assume Unique/Wade remembered him from Nationals. Schue reminded them that he's family and always welcome. They had a discussion of Fall Musical ideas and Finn immediately suggested Grease; everyone loved it.
Schue slid an envelope to Emma at their home and he's officially on the Blue Ribbon Panel. Schue suggested she come with him to Washington. Emma was at a loss for words because she wanted to keep doing her job even with tenure. He didn't want to be alone but she didn't want to be stuck in a hotel room. A questionably clean hotel room. She threw a justifiable fit and walked away.
Vogue.com. Kurt was at a loss for words as he received flowers but threw out the message from Blaine.
Brittany and Santana had a special conversation as she admitted to how much she missed the Glee club. She wanted to sing a special song, "Mine" even though the lyrics had nothing to do with the storyline whatsoever. It made me admit to missing Santana/Naya's voice. The Brittany blank stare really didn't help when Santana can act on a dime. Santana didn't want to be a broken long distance relationship and admitted to having an odd "energy change" where she had an attraction to other people. I mean it happens; when you're good looking like Santana, it should happen. She wanted to be mature and have a not-so-break-up. It left Brittany in tears.
Jake had a moment to talk to Marley in the hallways. Marley pointed out that that Jake is desperate to be part of the cool kids. Even though he didn't directly say it, Jake admitted that she was right. Kitty threw a fit and Jake decided to break up. Finally a smart move from Jake. Marley wanted to practice some Grease sheet music but he abruptly left her as well.
Finn was in the theater as Rachel walked in. Yay for magical transportation. They talked about how they first met there. Rachel screamed at him about how she hated him from the train but realized that's how a man would react. Finn admitted to not having direction; New or otherwise. Rachel admitted that she was the naive girl and Finn was the first boy who made her feel loved. She wanted him to be her last, but she needed some time off. Finn then sang "The Scientist" with the whole couple ensemble (sans Jake/Marley) behind him. I love fantasy scenes like this were all our couples were there even though it was physically impossible. We end with the couples flashing to some of their better memories.
Next November: Episodes! Grease!
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